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[APD] RE: Optimum nutrient levels

Tom (or anyone else)...

Nice post for the example 20 gal...Could please take a few moments and tell
us what KN03 and K2S04 are, what brand you recommend and where to obtain
them?  Thank you!

Vic Di Cosola

Message: 7
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 07:18:31 -0500
From: "Thomas Barr" <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
Subject: [APD] RE: Optimum nutrient levels
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com

For a 20 gal tank with high light/CO2:

Prune/trim remove algae etc FIRST.
Clean filter if needed
50% water change

Add the following back:

1/4 teaspoon of KNO3
1/4 teaspoon of K2SO4
2 rice grain's worth, or around 200mgs of KH2PO4
5 mls of Trace( Tropica master grow, SeaChem Flourish etc)

Repeat this except for the K2SO4 every 2-3  days.

You also can mega dose right before the water change day.
You add 2-3x the amount of KNO3 and KH2PO4 24-12 hrs before you do a water
The water changes removes the excess and the plants get very well fed.

Just make sure your CO2 is 20-30ppm.

Tom Barr

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